Ryanair, Ireland’s No.1 airline, today (14 Dec) launched the countdown to the Grade 1 Ryanair Hurdle, the highlight of the 2017 Leopardstown Christmas Festival, with just two weeks to go until the big race.
Taking place on Friday, 29th December, the two-mile Ryanair Hurdle is again shaping up to be the centrepiece of the mid-winter hurdling programme, and promises to be another fascinating race.
Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said:
“We are pleased to once again sponsor the feature race on the final day of the Leopardstown Christmas festival, with just over two weeks to go until the Ryanair Hurdle. To celebrate, we have tickets for Ryanair Hurdle day up for grabs on our official Twitter and Facebook accounts, so race fans should saddle up and follow Ryanair for a chance to win.”
Leopardstown CEO, Pat Keogh said:
“The Ryanair Hurdle is one of the highlights of the Christmas festival with a roll call of past winners including legend Hurricane Fly, Nichols Canyon, Brave Inca and last year’s Petit Mouchoir. This year’s renewal looks truly mouth-watering with entries from Apple’s Jade, Faugheen, Yorkhill, Melon, Cilaos Emery and British raider, My Tent or Yours.
Ryanair Hurdle day will also host a free kidzone with bouncy castles and face painting and after racing Mundy and band will perform live to close the festival. Ryanair are one of the most loyal supporters of Irish racing and we are delighted to partner with them in one of the most exciting races of the Christmas Festival.”